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June 9th | Washington, D.C.
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BENS Policy/Projects

Our Work

BENS builds teams of members with the skills and expertise needed to meet our government partners' objectives and deliver results.

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Featured Publication

Energy Grid Resilience Report

Four state-level approaches for grid resiliency that would lead to a more resilient national grid if applied across the country.



Washington, DC
Discussion on China's chokehold on America’s drug supply, with Rosemary Gibson, Senior Advisor at The Hastings Center.


Washington, DC
Discussion with Peter Mattis, co-author of Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer.


Washington, DC
Analysis of the FY21 Defense Department budget request, with Lukas Autenried, analyst at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

How We Work

We work to deliver results through varied methods, including round table discussions, red teaming, and focused working groups.

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21st Century Workforce

Government partners seek BENS expertise on human capital recruitment, management, and retention.

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Our industry leaders offer insights in organizational transformation, process, organizational and cultural changes, and strategic communication and outreach.

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Critical Defense Challenges

We are focused on delivering results for our DoD partners that will increase private sector innovation in technologies and industries of interest to the U.S. national security community.

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BENS Leadership Report |
Fall 2019

A compendium of experiences and impact BENS members made in the second-half of 2019.

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BENS Leadership Report |
Spring 2019

A compendium of experiences and impact BENS members made in the first-half of 2019.

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Cybersecurity Standards of
Care 101

A series of risk management practices that prepare organizations for cyber threats and events.

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Building the National Security Bench

A set of recommendations to ensure experienced and qualified national security leaders are in place to manage today's complex security environment.

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